& Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
In 2012 BIG!NYC:
* Diverted 1,200 tons of reuseable building materials from the landfill
* Donated over 57 tons of lumber to community & school gardens. That's 1,200 raised garden beds in NYC!
* Gave away $58,780 worth of materials to local organizations.
6/22 BIG!Workshops: Build a Bench @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/23 BIG!Workshops: Record Your Thoughts! Book Binding with Shannon @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/25 BIG!Workshops: Know Your Tools: Women and Trans DIY 101 @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/27 BIG!Workshops: Mosaic What Yo Momma Gave You! Round 2 @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/29 BIG!Workshops: Unconventional Embroidery with Brooklyn Craft Farm @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
7/10-8/1 BIG!Workshops: Upholstery 101 with Annie Evelyn (eight part class) @ BIG!NYC Gowanus(8 sessions)
7/13 BIG!Workshops: Rainwater Harvesting with Adam Katzman @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
7/16 Brooklyn Bridge Park Green Series: Urban Gardening Design Challenge @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
7/20 BIG!Workshops: Create Your Own Pendant Light with Urban Chandy @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
BIG!NYC is now accepting resumes for summer internships:
- Marketing Internship
- Donations Acquisitions Internship
- Deconstruction Internship
- Compost Internships
Build It Green!NYC is always looking for competent and committed volunteers and interns to help us do our work. BIG!NYC is a fast-paced, creative environment. This is the perfect fit for a student looking to gain real-world experience. While the internship is unpaid, BIG!NYC can offer class credit. Interns are given a large amount of responsibility, and most intern positions require a 10-20 hour commitment per week for the school year, or at 24 hours per week during the summer months.
Interns will gain experience working on the ground in the effort to create a greener built environment in NYC. Build It Green!NYC Interns receive close supervision and work side by side with staff members working on important issues and projects. Interns will participate in staff meetings at which strategy is determined and plans are made. The internships will typically be a mix of policy, writing, marketing mixed with organizing the warehouse and other administrative tasks. But you will be appreciated, and more responsibility will be offered depending on the length of your internship, and if you’re up for it.
Areas of work - Marketing - Policy - Reuse of Building Materials - Retail and Warehouse organization - Educational - Event Organizing - Deconstruction - Donations - Composting
Who can apply for internships?
You do not have to be currently enrolled as a student to be an intern. A significant time commitment, however, is required. Internships are unpaid. Successful candidates must have the following skills:
- Some knowledge of and commitment to the environment and green building.
- Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
- Proficiency in standard office computer and internet programs.
- The ability to thrive in a chaotic, somewhat dirty, and non-climate controlled environment - We have two warehouses, after all!
How can I apply for a Build It Green!NYC Internship?
Applications will be accepted, and positions filled, on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted by email only. Include a cover letter, resume, two reference contacts, dates available, and estimated time commitment per week. All internship applicants should indicate the area or areas in which they would like to work; any foreign language skills they have; and whether they have obtained fellowship sponsorship.
Applications should be directed to email@example.com. Specific internships, based on current operational requirements, may be advertised below. Internships are unpaid.